Moussa Haddad

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    How the rising cost of essentials has tightened the squeeze on family incomes

How the rising cost of essentials has tightened the squeeze on family incomes

New research suggests that benefit cuts, harsher benefit rules and the rising costs of essentials are all hitting poor families in the UK at the same time. This can only serve to reinforce the urgency of making sure people on low incomes are protected, writes Moussa Haddad.

The years since the financial crisis have been a tough time for those on […]

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    Evidence shows people use food banks due to the negative effects of welfare reform

Evidence shows people use food banks due to the negative effects of welfare reform

The use of food banks has been rising in the UK in the last few years. However, not much is concretely known about what is actually driving this trend. Moussa Haddad presents the findings of new research which identifies both the broader context of food bank users’ lives and the immediate triggers for their referral. The research shows that the immediate income crisis […]